B. Joann Poole

B. Joann Poole

Age 92

Joann Poole, age 92, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2023.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vern Poole, her parents, Al and Virginia Henningsen, sister Janice Keller, and brother, Ron Henningsen.

Jo is survived by her 4 children: Doug Poole (Linda), Sue Fleming, Pamela “PJ” Mclaughlin (Dan), and Lisa Lenz (Jeff). She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Jo was a longtime member of Countryside Community Church and served in the Stephen’s Ministry. She also was recently recognized as a former president and 50-year member of PEO Chapter EC. Her favorite pastime was making wonderful memories with her family—especially with her beloved husband at Nebraska games.

Please join us at Heafey Hoffman Dworak Cutler Mortuary for Jo’s Celebration of Life:

VISITATION: Friday, April 21st, from 5:30-7:30pm, at West Center Chapel.

SERVICE: Saturday, April 22nd, 11am, at West Center Chapel.

Interment: Hillcrest Cemetery. There will be a luncheon at the mortuary following the burial service.

To view a live broadcast of the Service, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, or The PEO Foundation.


  • Deborah ELsasser Posted April 19, 2023 2:23 pm

    Jo was a beautiful person, inside and out. I always looked forward to seeing her and always left her feeling a little bit happier and glad for her presence in this world. I will miss her but am grateful to have shared some life space with her.

  • Mary A. Hansen Posted April 19, 2023 3:04 pm

    I have good memories of both Jo and Vern from church and Stephen ministry. They are the salt of the earth kind of people.
    Now they are reunited in heaven.

  • Patti. Burns Posted April 19, 2023 5:53 pm

    So sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was one classy lady. May she rest in peace and may good hold her and the family in the palm of his hand

  • Cheryl Adamson Posted April 20, 2023 11:17 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. My mom, Shirley Higbee, went to school with her and your dad. She would always attend the Benson High luncheons. I remember that she always looked like she walked out of a Vogue magazine. She was a compassionate person and will be missed.

  • Michele (Whitesides) Willand Posted April 20, 2023 1:28 pm

    I was so very sorry to hear about Jo’s passing. I have such amazing memories of her and Vern during our high school years. I know she will be so deeply missed by her family and those she loved. Sending prayers of healing, of love and thoughts of your family.

  • SALLY STONER KREIS Posted April 21, 2023 8:56 am

    Jo was quite a magnificent lady. The passing of your Mother is an enormous loss for your family. And for all of us, her PEO Sisters.

  • Bob and LoisHallquist Posted April 21, 2023 2:46 pm

    We will miss Jo, a wonderful friend. Sorry we are unable to come to her service.

  • Amy J Jolley Posted April 23, 2023 7:00 am

    Dougi and Family, so very sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful Mother. She was always so kind and I will always treasure the memories I have of being with her .

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